Friday, January 16, 2009

Winners of Cricinfo Awards for 2008

Cricinfo, most popular website on Cricket, announced the names of the winners of annual Cricinfo awards for 2008 performances. There are two kinds of Cricinfo awards: Jury Awards and Statsguru Awards. Jury Awards are given based on the individual performances in Test and ODI, while Statsguru Awards are awarded to those who showed best performance statistically. Jury Board for Jury Awards includes some former cricketers and some of the top Cricinfo writers. Here, I am giving the list of winners of Cricinfo Awards for 2008:

Jury Award Winners

Virender Sehwag: Best Test Batting Performance in 2008 (for 201 not out against Sri Lanka)

Dale Steyn: Best Test Bowling Performance in 2008 (for 5 for 67 against Australia)

Sanath Jayasuriya: Best ODI Batting Performance in 2008 (for 125 off 114 balls against India in the Asia Cup Final)

Ajantha Mendis: Best ODI Bowling Performance in 2008 (for 6 for 13 against India in the Asia Cup Final)

Statsguru Award Winners

Shivnarine Chanderpaul: Batsman of the Year 2008 (on the basis of both ODI and Test batting)

Ajantha Mendis: Bowler of the Year 2008 (on the basis of both ODI and Test bowling)

Shivnarine Chanderpaul: Most Consistent Test Batsman 2008

Shivnarine Chanderpaul: Best Test Batsman 2008

Ryan Sidebottom: Best Test Bowler 2008

Younis Khan: Best ODI Batsman 2008

Ajantha Mendis: Best ODI Bowler 2008

Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir: Best Test Opening Batting Pair of the Year 2008

Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla: Best Test Batting Pair (in any position) of the Year 2008

There are many more awards in Statsguru section of Cricinfo Awards. If you want to know details about Statsguru Awards then visit here.

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